DIY Sunscreen & Top After Sun Care Tips

DIY Sunscreen & Top After Sun Care Tips

There are many products on the market for preventing sunburns as well as for treating your skin after you are unfortunate enough to get one, but so many of those products contain toxins that are not good for your body at all. With the skin being our largest organ, it is important to treat it as nicely as possible. Going out in the sun of course, already can cause damage, even when you’re trying to protect it, so here are some tips and recipes to use for prevention, and treatment that contain good and healthy ingredients that you can feel great about using.

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Cousins at the Pool

During these warm summer months my five kiddos enjoy spending as much time as possible outside doing all sorts of fun things like going to the beach, swimming and riding their bikes. When they can get together with their cousins from out of state and do those things they’re thrilled and our whole extended family has a blast! Here they are with a bunch of their cousins hanging out in the condominium pool during their visit. In order to make sure they all have an enjoyable time for the whole weekend they’re here we have to protect their skin from getting a sunburn.

My kids are in summer camp during the week where they also do lots of outdoor activities there and since you should apply an ounce of sunscreen to their entire bodies at least 30 minutes before going outside, we make sure to apply it before we leave for camp in the mornings and the kids take bottles with them so they can reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming.

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Don’t Forget to Use Sunscreen!

Having fun at the beach

The kids will be out of school for spring break next week and I’m planning to take them out to the beach for a couple of day trips. On the days that we won’t be going to the beach I’m sure that they’ll still be spending most of their time outdoors as long as this beautiful weather we’ve been having continues. We’re in the sunny south so I’m always very careful to use a broad spectrum sunscreen on the kids and myself, but really its important no matter where you live and no matter what the weather outside is like.

Even on cloudy days you can still be affected by UV rays, plus if you can see light through the fabric you’re wearing then UV rays can get through also. To protect yourself and your family from UV rays that can cause skin cancer you should put on a lotion with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or greater before you get dressed and look for “broad spectrum” protection to protect against both UVB and UVA rays.

Always apply a sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going out in the sunscreen, cover up as much as possible, wear a hat, use lip balm with SPF to protect your lips, wear sunglasses that block UV rays, reapply sunscreen after swimming or sweating and try to limit your exposure during midday when the sun’s rays are most intense.

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